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of the west, the ramparts of america from the retirement plan for any right-thinking, free man. i join with you today, ladies and gentlemen on my name to visit to these united states of america. the most daring of human experiments. even today it is the incomparable strength, unrivaled innovation and immeasurable greatness, all of which coalesce , all of which amalgamate to produce the most depraved culture imaginable. it is the culture that captured the heart and mind that this australia. it is the idea that shaped these policies and personality. it is the ideal that makes you feel it/should should be sure to present in every 10 years criticism of a niche in to which he doesn't even belong. it is the equation that taught him that everything and anything is possible. it is the nation. this is the land of the possible, the land in which men and women are born in and give an opportunity for liberty, where liberties guaranteed. it is the same land that the tennessean teenager, floridian father, maryland mother with a bond under one flag, the train of a better life. free to choose their ow
's a hero to me. [applause] i think of all the couples across america who have decided not to exchange gift this is year so their kids can have more christmas. i think of all the dads and moms working two jobs so they can buy the clothes for their kids the other kids are wearing at school so they won't stand out. we're a nation of big hearts who care about things bigger than ourselves, our families, our parents, our community, our schools, our churches, our state, our nation. it's who we are as a people. and this is a critical time for us. i know the people of virginia have very clear eyes. you can see the consequence of this election. i know as americans you have full hearts. there was a tv show sometime ago about a fictional football team that on the way out to the gridiron they would touch assign as they walked out the door it said clear eyes, full hearts can't lose. and i'm convinced that we're going to come together on november 6 with your clear eyes and full hearts, we cannot lose, we've got to bring back america and keep this nation strong and build an economy that puts our people to
the hardship of the crisis. we will do it together because that is what we do in the united states of america. [applause] you know, as heartbroken as we have been by some of the images of families whose lives have been upended, we have been inspired. seeing the police officers and firefighters and ems folks rushing into burning buildings and water to save lives. neighbors helping save -- neighbors cope with tragedy. leaders of different political parties working together to fix what is broken. we see as a spirit that says, no matter how bad a storm is, we always bounce back. no matter how tough times are, we are in this together. we rise or fall as one nation and as one people. that spirit has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries and has carried us through trials and tribulations of the last four years. in 2008, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. we were in the middle of two wars. today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs. the auto industry is back on top. home values are beginning to rise
trail and responded. to sandy. all over america, people were thrilled to see him working with the republican governor of new jersey. andthe mayor of new york city who is an independent endorsed president obama. [applause] and the democratic governors of new york and connecticut, to turn the electricity on and clean the debris. what i want to tell you is, cooperation works better when there is no disaster. if he did not have cooperation, disaster. barack obama is a curve and coal operator. -- barack obama is a proven cooperators. [cheers and applause] he even offered in an attempt to get a budget deal, at $1 trillion in spending cuts. they said, thank you very much. no deal. we will not see one penny raised on the wealthiest americans even if it will get rid of $4 trillion in debt. the door is still open. when you re-elect him, they will walk through that door. [cheers and applause] the second reason i am for president obama is he has done a good job with a bad hand. keep in mind, all through 2007 and 2008, then senator obama crossed america with senator clinton and senato
to lead us in our pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag at the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> please be seated. it is now my distinct privilege to introduce the members of the veterans day national committee. the committee was formed by presidential order in 1954 to hold this annual observance in honor of america's veterans and to encourage and support veterans day observances throughout the nation. please hold your applause until i have introduced these special guests. if you are able, please stand when i called your name. delaney. harold fritz. national commander, disabled american veterans. national president, military officers association of america. legislative director of polish legion of american veterans. national president of korean war veterans association. albert gonzales, national commander of american gi forum. national commander, a jewish war veterans of the usa. national commander of american express years of war. national commander of catholic war
investments in latin america, not in montana. we have been here before, and that is not the way it should be. a company that does not pay $45 million in taxes to the state of montana. they are manipulating not only their workers but the congressman on this decision. >> time to go to our panel. our first question goes to senator tester. >> thank you. an overwhelming concern is the negative ads, so are the negative ads toward you buy your opponents greeted with one -- net so of the negative ads toward you buy your opponents, which one bothers you most? >> we have unlimited amounts of corporate secret money in campaigns, and i might add the decision has endorse my opponent and give him $10,000. i do not want an endorsement because i believe in transparency of government. he tells folks, now number one, they have been driving this over and over again 95% with obama. it is not true. i come home every weekend to get the ideas of montana and take it back to washington, d.c., and not just talk about it but actually get things done. >> they are trying -- he is trying to mislead montana's. it is 95% o
because of america's belief in human dignity. over the last several decades, our two countries became strangers. but today, i can tell you that we always remain hopeful. you gave us hope and we bore witness to your courage. we saw the activists dressed in white visit the families of political prisoners on sundays and monks protesting peacefully in the streets. we learned of ordinary people who organized relief teams to respond to a cyclone, and heard the voices of students and the beats oh of hip-hop artists projecting the sound of freedom. and we were inspired by the fierce dignity of aung sung suu chi as she proved no human can be truly in prison if hope burns in your heart. when i took office as president, i sent a message to those governments who ruled by fear. i said, in my inauguration address, we will extend a hand if you're willing to unclench your fist. over the last year and a half, a dramatic transition has begun. as the dictatorship of five decades has loosened its grip. the desire for change has been met by political reform. a civilian now leads the government. and a parl
>>> tonight, battleground america. the looming fiscal cliff and the fight to save the economy. in his first interview since the big romney loss, i will ask reince priebus if his party is out of touch with the country. plus his plans to fix the gop. >>> plus president obama's tax push. he wants the rich to pay up but is it fair? >>> and one of the most influential spiritual leaders in the world, america's pastor, rick warren. he was there at barack obama's first inauguration. will he be there again? we're talking politics, same sex marriage and the "two and a half men" star whose christian conversion has him attacking his own show. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. our big story tonight, countdown to financial doomsday, the fiscal cliff and the clock is ticking. 35 days left before this massive sweeping tax hike. america's now at the mercy of washington, hoping that both sides can end the fighting and make a deal. anti-tax champion grover norquist last night told me he's keeping republicans to the no tax increase pledge they made decades ago. but should his part
place and she will be a wonderful first lady of america. [applause] i am proud to have dick cheney by my side and america will be proud to have him as our next as president -- vice president. [applause] tonight, i chose to speak from the chamber of the texas house of representatives because it has been home to bipartisan cooperation. here where democrats have the majority, republicans and democrats have worked together to -- we have had spirited disagreements and in the end we found constructive consensus. it is an experience i will always carry with me and an example will follow. i want to thank my friend, pete laney, and thank the lettis leaders from both political parties with whom of worked. across the hall in our tax is the senate and i cannot tell but bigelow ritual front, the former governor. his love for taxes if -- texas and ability to work in a bipartisan way is a model for all bus. -- all of us. [applause] the spirit of cooperation i have seen is what is needed in washington, d.c.. it is the challenge for the moment. after a difficult election we must put politics behind us an
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, four more years. after the most intense, expensive and closely-fought campaign in history, president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president seals his victory with crucial wins across the battlegrounds. a bitter loss for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your jobs and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned
for america. guest: i think he is right on one thing. the fannie mae and freddie mac meltdown was certainly caused by the house in bubble. that has done a great disservice -- was done a great disservice by congress in encouraging lending to those individuals who did not have sufficient downpayment or did not have the wherewithal to guarantee they would be able to pay back their mortgage loans. that certainly created a house in bubble. -- housing bubble. that did start at the end of the bush administration. we are now four years past the start of the obama administration, and i think we have had sufficient time to address the concerns. the fact is, the economy has not improved. we have averaged over 8% unemployment for the entire term of president obama's tenure in office. we have to continue to look for change, could change that will create those jobs and get this economy moving again. we will address the tremendous debt this country has, $16 trillion in debt, increased over $5 trillion under president obama. if we have another four years of president obama, our national debt will exceed $2
.com/impact. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new completely re-imagined 2013 chevrolet malibu. sleek new styling... sophisticated dual cockpit design, and
. there is important work to be done, and america must always come first. so we will get behind this new president and wish him -- wish him well. and to all who voted for us, voted for me, here, especially here, but all across the country, thank you for your support. and we have fought the good fight and we've kept the faith and i believe i have uphold -- held the honor of the presidency of the united states. now i ask that we stand behind our new president and regardless of our differences, all americans shamed -- the -- shared the same purpose: to make this, the world's greatest nation, more safe and more secure and to guarantee every american a shot at the american dream. and i would like to thank so many of you who have worked beside me to improve america and to literally change the world. let me thank our great vice president dan quayle. in the face of a tremendous pounding he stood for what he believes in and he will always have my profound gratitude and certainly my respect. and i would like to salute so many that did special work. rich bond up at the r.n.c., bob teeter, who ran the campaig
. >> thank you. for those who believe that america is founded is the greatest country in the history of the world, we wanted someone who would fight for us. we wanted a fighter like ronald reagan who boldly championed america opposing founding principles who inspired millions of independence and reagan democrats to join us and who fought his leftist opponents on the -- idea that america was a shining city upon a hill. what we got was a week moderate candidate handpicked by the beltway elite and country club establishment wing of the republican party. the presidential loss is unequivocally on them. with a catastrophic loss, the tea party is the last best hope america has to restore her founding principles. while it may take longer to restore with president, back in office we're not going away. it took nearly 100 years to take america to the place where we are today. it will take more than 3 1/2 years to restore our constitution. we're going to keep fighting. we respect the constitution and we now that for america to succeed, we need to continue educating americans on our core principl
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for a while in central america and i had some friends who worked for drug interdiction for the united states government. i asked them sit true that about 2.7 sents out of ever dollar on drug interdiction does the job. they said yes that's right. if you're in the drug biz or thinking about going into the drug business, think about this for a minute. >> well if i go into the drug business, i have a 97% chance of success. if you compare that to the chance of failure if you do a legitimate start up anywhere in the world. what you have to asay to yourself is if you have a 97% chance of going into the drug business then why not, let's go do it. 97% of all the money we spend on drug interdiction is going down the rat hole. if we made it legal, we would as you pointed out the drug cartels we would put a serious dent in them and they might i go away. we would be able to tax it. if you look at the states that have medical marijuana in this country it is now understood that the marijuana legalization is helping lift those committees out of their own recessions. >> is it time to end the prohibition? >>
with the actual history of civil rights in america or who have read my books notice that they had not read the books, but that was great because they believe everything the "new york times" believes, but the new york times won't argue with me. at least the gals on "the view" will argue with me. the summary of the book is white guilt never produced anything good, and don't make the same mistake again, america. that's why it had to come out before the election. it's a book about racism, and to my critics chagrin, i'm against it. [laughter] liberals have been the primary practitioners of it, and i start with the golden age of racial demagoguery in the 70s and 80s when every police shooting of a black kid would be the next case, treated in the media, suddenly the clan took over the new york city police force apparently. one of my -- it's hard to describe the beginnings because there's the brawl and various race hoaxes, and much like the trayvon martin case, they disappeared once the facts came out. you never get that final article saying, attention, readers, that story we've been his hysterica
america. he need a champion. that teacher who is in an overcrowded classroom, digging into our own pocket for school supplies -- her own pocket for school supplies, not getting the support she needs, but knowing every day she is a touching that one child. she needs a champion. all those kids in inner-city and small farm towns, the valleys of ohio, and these rolling virginia hills, kids dreaming of becoming scientists or doctors or diplomats or businessmen or even of president, they need a champion in washington because they do not have lobbyists. the future never has lobbyists. but it is the dreams of those children that will be are saving grace. that's why i need you, virginia. to make sure their voices are heard. to make sure your voices are heard. we have come too far to turn back now. ur've come too far to let o hearts grow fainter. now is the time to keep pushing forward. educate all our kids, train our workers, create new jobs, rebuild the infrastructure, discover new sources of energy, grow our middle class, restore our democracy and make sure that no matter who you are, but no mat
. this is "the five"! ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: if case you didn't hear, president obama won last night but america is facing the same problems today we did yesterday. we have millions of americans looking for work. trillions in debt. stock market dropped 300 points today. serious problems that demand leadership and serious solutions. after the divisive election americans hope mr. obama will compromise and get america moving back in the right direction. we'll start with the happiest man on campus. my goodness, mr. bob beckel. >> bob: let me say a couple of personal things. i thought romney's speech was the most gracious concession speech i ever heard. he deserves credit for it. the second thing i thought about was my dad, a civil rights worker. he was not alive to see obama get elected and i was thinking how it would be to see him be real. i was happy about the democratic party staying together and particularly happy for every black kid in america. positives out of that for group of people. the voters vote and that's all i want to say. >> greg: will the black kid be happy if he doesn't get a job? >
the accumulation of wealth in america. that is hard to figure out. if you look at what has happened since this recession, the stock market has doubled. that does not sound like socialism to me. we are on the way back. our working people are still struggling. the people at the top have continued to separate themselves from the rest of our society, but the stock market has doubled. do not tell me we are on the way down. we are on the way up. i want everybody who is working people in this country to be carried a long way. that is the difference between our parties. when i decided almost two years ago i would not run for reelection in the senate, one of the first calls i made was to team cain regents -- was to tim cain. i have come to know him. i have come to value his integrity. i have come to listen to his judgment. i have come to believe in his commitment he has made to the principles of fairness and social justice in our country. i urged him to work to become my successor in the united states senate, to work to become senator warner's partner as we continue to pursue the goals i have been
future, controlling my own destiny in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] and like i told you guys in the song, ok, next level. one way or another, we are going to get there. [speaking foreign language] and that means we are moving forward. we are moving up, and we are not looking back. so with that said, you do not have got -- do not have to worry. to me, it is a bad word. what we have to worry about is sticking together and doing it together, and that is what we are doing today. it does not matter if we are black, pink, purple, orange. we are all, so with that said, which gracias -- muchas gracias. thank you so much. god bless, and god bless america. [cheers and applause] ♪ i am happy as i can be because i am allergic to tragedy you know it is time to keep it simple. make it good, do not wait until manana. i think i am cool because your name is on the short seat, now do -- the best thing about me is you ♪ ♪ >> ♪ i climbed days on the history i had a change of philosophy i take these days as it comes to me ♪ come on and just say yes making good, do not wait unti
>> this is bbc world news america. israeli airstrikes pushed the death toll in gaza above 100. the diplomatic pressure to reach a cease-fire amounts. >> what makes the crisis difficult and dangerous is it is happening in a region more unstable than at any time since the 1960's. >> history in the making. barack obama becomes the first u.s. president [indiscernible] pressing for reforms. >> you will not believe the scientific advance that has this dog back on his feet. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the u.n. secretary-general is among those calling for an immediate end to the violence in gaza. his words come as more than 100 have been killed in the past week of fighting. the majority of them palestinians. palestinian militants have continued firing weapons into israel. in cairo, discussions are ongoing about cease-fire. jeremy our coverage from gaza. >> good morning, gaza. this was the wake-up call sent in by israel. growing up in gaza is not easy. not far away, is the rubble left by the israeli strike on sunday that killed 10 member
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the way to live your destiny in america today. instead of living frugally, going to work, saving money, not spending everything you make. i mean, these are values that this country was built on as opposed to this idea that i'm going to gamble my way into wealth. which really, statistically, doesn't happen. >> okay, dave, stay where you are, we'll come back and talk more about this in detail. and obviously the fiscal cliff. we'll talk to two men on opposite sides of this, the executive director of stop gambling. i'm going to start with you, terry rich, you obviously run one of the big lotteries in america. you obviously heard what dave said, they don't like it, a tax on the poor, and really it should just be cancelled. >> you know, as he said that, i would just add one word, it is opti optional revenue, people don't have to play. and as lotteries work across the country under great leadership of the governor and legislature, who wouldn't allow, as you say, preying on the poor, it is important that we continue to talk about the lottery. that it is not an investment. i absolutely agree wi
's obama, america wins. if it's romney, comedy wins. >> senator grassley, have you hit a big deer lately? the deer didn't make it, but was it delicious? >> i love you back, and we've got more work to do. >> one more year! one more year! >> never imagine such a thing as funny. president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. never imagine such a thing as funny. i'm not particular precisely of what i said but i stand by whatever i said, whatever it was. >> we are closing in on the final 48 hours of this campaign. the president is speaking live in dubuque, iowa, his third of four stops today. and with him and his challenger in a frenzied sprint to win voters in those crucial battleground states. for the president that means shoring up support in the midwest states that backed him with great enthusiasm in 2008. with events in iowa, ohio, and wisconsin already today. and it was in the key battleground ohio that the president lambasted his challenger's latest effort to seize the medal of change. >> governor romney, he is a very talented salesman. so in this campaign, he has tr
term is how is he going to get bipartisan support to fix america's big problems. how are the names he should be sitting down with. what is the strategy here? i'm going to leave the strategy to david axelrod and my father. but i will say there is an opportunity here. when you have tea party favorites like congressman aikin in missouri being beaten so soundly and when you have mr. murdock being beaten so soundy. i think the fever has a potential to break. the tea party has been repudiated and i think you will see a number of republicans at least i hope good one that is are going to have the courage to stand up to the tea party caucus and they know it is not in the nation's interest to built a principle compromise starting with the fiscal cliff which needs to be dealt with over the next few week. >> what is your father's plan now? >> his plan is to get to work. he will be back in dc tomorrow. he is home here in wilmington tonight. they is a number of issues to tackle. immigration reform, energy policy. education and a whole host of issues that he is focused on. i think he has been an uns
generations. and republicans and anmocrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and gethe job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a a democr. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. as we approach the election, e local woman wants to pause politics and take a the race. k at we've got the story of a successful lawyer who decided to follow her passion for baking. herhe's showing off tops at her party. american dream cookies and cream cookies and cream, and cast your ballot birthday cake. take the cake and frosting together and a candy coating. to stand out with her cake pops. she says they are smaller than cupcakes but richer. everybody makes cupcakes and somethingnt to do everyone is doing. she says baking was her stress relief. making treats for her co- workers. man, theybrought the went berserk. much that it so them the veryg same week. i didn't do other testing were so popular. she decided to follow her passion altogether. >> you only live once an
as a liberal-to-moderate politician. he opposed newt gingrich's "contract with america." he supported abortion rights. he said he was to the left of ted kennedy on gay rights. >> the expectation was that romney would do very well. >> mitt romney, the republican candidate... >> i ran into someone who was not so friendly to us who said, "did you come to see your guy destroyed?" i paced in the back of faneuil hall during the entire debate. >> good evening and welcome. >> narrator: romney directly confronted edward kennedy. >> senator kennedy, my impression has been that you have followed a campaign, as soon as the primary was over, of trying to divert the voters' attention from the issues at hand, and instead making personal attacks on me which are unfounded, unfair and sleazy. >> narrator: kennedy had unleashed negative tv ads. >> romney. it's not just what he did to his workers and business that's the problem. it's what he might do to us in the senate. >> kennedy was a master politician and what he did was he used a series of filmed ads to its maximal effect. >> mitt romney says he helped creat
people like you that are here standing up today for america. [applause] >> three more days! three more days! >> you got her. you got her. >> we have such -- had a such a thrill to go across this country but that journey is coming to a close and a new journey is about to begin. and what a thrill it is going to be because i know something about mitt. he does not fail. in our marriage, he has stood by me in my darkest hour. as you know, i have had some difficulties. and where has mitt been? standing by my side. as a father, i have seen him show exemplary courage and devotion to his family and to this sons. he has raised the most extraordinary sons. i have seen him in business be everything, the most exceptional business leader and turn things around, and now what i am excited about is the next turn around in his chapter of his career. and it is going to start next tuesday with your help. thank you very much. >> tonight, we are entering the final weekend of the campaign and you are right -- at the obama rally, they are shouting four more years and we are shouting three more days. we are so
>> special coverage starts right now on america's election ahead quarters. good evening and welcome to a special edition of america's election headquarters, i'm bret baier. >> i'm megyn kelly, we are less than 48 hours away from the first poll closings that will determine who the next president of the united states will be. the two candidates are crisscrossing the nation hoping to lock in support in key states and this race could not get any tighter. the real clear politics average, that's an average of 11 national polls, has president obama leading by just 1/2 a point over governor romney. over the next hour we will have analysis from chris wallace and brit hume, both have covered elections for decades. >> well, we will also check in with charles krauthammer on the trajectory of the race in the final days, but we begin with fox team coverage. steve brown is in the key swing state of o-o as is chief white house correspondent ed henry travelling with the president on his four states tour and chief political correspondent carl cameron is with mitt romney as he barn storms across battl
. meant as he was slightly regal. >> america values success. what's success in iraq and afghanistan? can you tell me? he's left many weeping widows out there and it's not worked. counter insurgency, our involvement in a foreign country, vietnam, iraq, afghanistan, it doesn't work. we go in, have a lot of money, make a lot of temporary friends. they know we're leaving and when we leave, which they know we will leave, they value their lives. so they are our temporary friends. >> were you surprised when petraeus got the cia job? >> i was worried about it because he's created again -- the military crossing into the cia is very dangerous and he's -- obviously, it's a political job but he's made it into a paramilitary force. he's adopted the predator missiles into the cia. they're using them as drone attacks as well as the pentagon. who knows what else he's up to, but certainly his whole concept of counterinsurgency violates the sovereignty of every nation on earth. though it's a very dangerous position we're putting ourselves into weapon-wise. we can talk about untold history, where we get in
as shit about protecting the united states of america. [laughter] he is a true patriot. it is my honor present to you leon panetta. [applause] >> thank you for that kind introduction. i am always reminded of my father, who was an immigrant from italy with my mother, and my earliest recollections were washing in the back of the restaurant. my parents believed that child labor was a requirement. then he bought a farm in carmel valley after the war. he planted walnut trees and i remember working in the walnut orchard. my father would go around -- when the trees got older we would go around and shake the branches, and my brother and i would be collecting walnuts. when i got elected to congress, my father said, you have been well trained to go to washington, because you have been dodging nuts your whole life, and i have been successfully dodging them my whole life. i listen to the positions, and i will tell you a story. when events occurred at the cia last week, my wife immediately gave me a call. [laughter] she said, i hope there is no way the president is going to ask you to take that jo
a generation or two, it becomes harder to break that cycle. >> look, i think deep down america knows that what's going on is wrong. i don't see great enthusiasm and euphoria following the re-election of barack obama. deep down, i think america knows there's something wrong with the state of america today. it's become what can i get from my country? we know we can't afford it. we know that it's not traditional america. we know that morally it's wrong. there's a deep seated anxiety following this re-election -- >> sean: wait a minute. i'm going to play devil's advocate. just had an election on these very issues. >> yes. >> sean: i agree with you, but our side lost. >> yes. >> sean: america decided they'll take a backpack, fill it with rocks, for the first time in history, we'll say to our kids and grandkids, we'll leave you in a worst condition we found this country. >> that's absolutely true. don't you think deep down we know it as a society? >> sean: i don't know. people want free birth control, stuart. they want free healthcare. >> where is the euphoria, the cheering, the shouting crowds foll
of barack obama and what he -- what he represents personally, but also there's the changing america that has put him in this place and i think that that's why people get so excited about him because they recognize themselves in him in a way that they've never recognized themselves in a leader before, because it was never there before. now his tweet "we're all in this together" is something he really needs to deliver on, because we have to come out of this election being much more unified than the way we went into the election and that's going to be very -- >> another reason why this story in addition to the obvious one, this is a president who had high unemployment almost 8%, low approval rating for much of this year, below 50% and where a majority of the country, the majority of the people here throughout the country thought it was going on the wrong track. by any measure you would have thought this was somebody heading for defeat and he warned we've never seen it happen before on any of those three before, marks that low winning re-election in the modern era. >> even as we look at this cel
who did not get a break just because they're not white in america. the great thing about america is you do not to be white or even born here, you just have to want it. if you want it, and that is what we all -- [inaudible] we see the system is not fair. obama has promised more transparency. we have seen things that have made our blood curdle. >> i apologize for cutting you off, but the reception is getting to bed. thank you for your time this morning. from salt lake city, another democrat. caeliacelia. >> i have a few comments. i am hispanic voter. i'm 44 years old. have three beautiful children. and they will also be voters. but i have a question. the thing that really concerns me is immigration. i am worried about that. that is something that really needs to be taking care of, immigration reform. they need to do something to help these people to contribute to society, to pay taxes the way i do. i pay lots of taxes from every paycheck that i work so hard for. i think immigration should also give some kind of, you know, benefits to those people to pay taxes and contribute to soci
talked to them i talking on behalf of america, and i have told them we will be with them every step of the way until they have fully recovered from the hardships and a crisis, and we will do it together, because that is how we do it in the united states of america. [applause] as heartbroken as we of the end result of the images of families who let that affect it, we also been inspired seeing police officers and firefighters rushing into burning buildings and waiting water to save lives and neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy. leaders of different political parties working together to fix what is broken. we see a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, we will always bounce back. no matter how tough times are, we're all in this together. that we rise or fall as one nation and as one people. that spirit has guided his country along the improbable dirty for more than two centuries and carried us through the crowd tribulations of the past four years. remember in 2008 we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. we were in the middle of
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